Friday, August 28, 2009

T.G.I.F......Kovalev cocktail anyone?

I wonder what genius on the Senators decided to throw our boy Kovy into the middle of an already dysfunctional team? I can see it now; Kovy and Heatley sitting side by side on the bench dabbing their eyes and blowing their noses, misery loves company. Meanwhile, Clouston doesn't have a hair left on his head, he's developed nervous ticks and has an unexplained rash. Murray now has a stammer to go along with his lisp.

I see it playing out like the "Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry. Murray will be offering Bob money to take Kovy back.

Courtesy of Wikipedia:

This story tells of a young boy held for ransom by two money hungry criminals, Bill Driscoll and Sam Howard. The two men are fugitives who have escaped to the Deep South searching for an easy way to get their hands on $2,000 they need in order to launch a land fraud scheme in Illinois. They set their sights on the quiet town of Summit, Alabama because of the philoprogenitiveness — love for one's own children — that they believe is common in rural communities.

Bill and Sam decide they will kidnap the son of an important citizen named Ebenezer Dorset, demand a ransom of $2,000, quickly collect the payoff, and be on their way. However, once they actually kidnap the boy and make their way to a hideout in the nearby hills, their plan quickly begins to unravel. Their young captive, a malevolent, redheaded brat who calls himself Red Chief, actually enjoys his stay with his kidnappers, and thinks he is on a camping trip.

Red Chief proceeds to drive his captors to distraction with pranks and demands that they play wearying games with him, such as pretending to be a scout and using Bill as his horse. Bill and Sam are soon desperate to be rid of the little terror; they lower the price to $1,500 but still receive no answer. They later receive a reply to their ransom letter from Red Chief's father offering to take the boy off their hands for $250, but when the men bring Red Chief to his home, he does not want to leave. He then tries to stay with the two kidnappers but is held back by his father. The two kidnappers run away as quickly as they can.

Speaking of cocktails, it's just about that time, think I'll go pour myself one. Cheers!


Number31 said...

I used to count how bald Michel Therrien got with ever stressful game. Poor Clouston...

Moey said...

What are the odds that Red Chief doesn't last the whole two years with the Sens? If I was a betting person......